7. wine night… (mostly written)
a week after dispatch announced your possible relationship status to the public, you, jake, and management from the company sat in one of the office/meeting rooms at the hybe building, anxiously waiting for an answer on how the dispatch situation was going to be handled.
“how about confirming the relationship?” one of the marketing directors put out the idea.
“what?! we’re not even really in a relationship!” you argued.
“based on social media data we’ve collected, majority of fans enjoy the two of you together and videos featuring the two of you interacting have gained a lot of positive popularity since dispatch came out and announced the relationship.”
‘he has a valid point.’
“do you really think this is the best way to go about the situation,” your manager spoke up for you because everyone had basically shut down anything you wanted to say.
“i’m 99% sure,” the marketing director stated with enough confidence to get everyone in the room to agree with him. “i’ll get some social media managers to begin typing up an article to announce the relationship but in the meantime, we need to produce as much content featuring these two as possible so fans wont get bored of wondering if the rumor is true.”
“what if i dont want to do this?” jake finally said after staying silent almost the entire meeting.
“you’re under contract so this isn’t really up to you to decide. the two of you will act like you like each other and stir the pot to create traction.”
“how are we supposed to do that if we aren’t actually interested then?” you asked.
“maybe steal a few longing glances at each other like you’re trying to hide it, hug for a second too long, continue going out on dates, and do a little more skinship,” he replied before packing up his stuff and concluding the meeting.
“gosh i’m gonna need a drink now,” you sighed, laying your head on the table as everyone left you and jake in the room.
“how about we go out for drinks? a date perhaps?” jake suggested.
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synopsis: you became an idol after going on i-land 2 and debuted in a group called “cozmo”. your group gained a lot of popularity and success quickly like enhypen did so the company decided it would make them even more money if the two groups became close and started working on projects together.
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